Hello all! I survived my 33rd birthday! What a great weekend it was. It started off on Thursday by Skyping for the first time. If you haven't done it before, I suggest it. It really is cool. I Skyped my best friend Lyda who moved earlier this year to CA. We tried it out earlier in the night and then at midnight she "called" me via Skype and we enjoyed a birthday cocktail together! Then, my neighbor and other bestie Molly and her boyfriend Chas came over and surprised me. Molly brought her dog Stella too who was wearing a doggie party hat! Too cute!! We had a couple beers and I called it a night. It was a nice way to ring in my 33rd year!
Friday, the big day, was a day of relaxation really. I started off by reading the cards I had gotten in the mail. Of course it was nothing in comparison to last year's amount of cards, but still...I am loved. I also had an outpouring of love via Facebook and emails so it was nice to read what everyone wrote. Of course, I shed some tears because I have come so far compared to where I was last year!! My Aunt treated me to lunch so we went to Caffe Boa on Mill. It was delicious! Thank you Laurie!! Then, I went and got a pedicure and manicure...both my nails and toes were covered in slimey green nailpolish. Hee hee. It was so relaxing. Finally that night I went out to dinner with Mom and Dad. I always like to try someplace new so we went to Season's 52 at the Biltmore. Man, this place is great!! All, I mean all the entrees on the menu are under 475 calories!! WOW! It was delicious too. Mom and Dad both had the lamb chops and they said they could have easily ordered another plate each because they were that good and I had the Wild Copper River salmon! Deeeee-lish! I got a birthday dessert too and all their desserts are served as individual portions. It was the perfect amount! I will definitely be back there and if you haven't been...GO!
I went back to the Hill and opened up presents. I was a really good girl this year!! :) I got home and walked into a vandalized home...literally. But in a good way. It started off in my driveway...it was all decorated in sidewalk chalk that read "Happy Birthday Rin". (Molly calls me Rin, after a drinking game...go figure.) Then, I walk into my house and there were lime green streamers everywhere in my living room. I really thought I was on Candid Camera! It scared the living daylights out of me, but I really needed it. I had just found out about 1/2 hour before that my friend Dow had lost his mother. Yes, on my birthday. We knew she was going to pass, but I was really hoping it wasn't on my birthday, but Shirl is now peacefully resting up in Heaven. Damn you cancer for taking another life. It's weird how things happen because just when I was feeling sad (and trying not to) the last hour of my birthday my friends knew how to cheer me up!! It was great! Thank you Molly and Chas!!
Saturday was the BIG birthday bash! I had a blast and I think everyone else did. Mom was already planning on doing the bar golf with me, but Dad was only going to come to Loco to eat and have a couple beers and then go home. Well, he surprised us all and decided to do the bar golf! Not only did they both participate, but they both went to all 9 bars!! What party animals/rockstars my parents are! They are the best!!! They had a great time though seeing all the places I hang out at. I wish I could do it all over again it was that much fun! Thank you to all who made my day(s) so special!!
So far my 33rd year is going great...on Thursday I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of my last chemo treatment. Instead of the chemo chair (Thank God!) I traded it for the dentist chair and I have no cavities! What great news!! Life is great people...it really is. Live each day to the fullest!!
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there...I spent last night with my Dad going to my first ever Rattler's Arena Football game. It was a BLAST! Today I will be spending time eating chicken and relaxing with him once again. Thank you Dad for being the best Father a girl could ever ask for! I love you!!
Hope you all are having a great June. I will be back in a few days!!
Love you all--Erin